"Rapunzel, Rapunzel...Let Down Your Hair!!!"
There's a real-life Rapunzel in Brazil, and she's about to cut off her luscious, long locks in order to help her family, who live in the infamous favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
12-year-old Natasha Moraes de Andrade, who was given the fairy-tale nickname years ago, has never once cut her hair in her lifetime. Amazingly, her hair now measures 5 feet, 2 inches in length, almost as long as she is! The upkeep on the flowing locks, however, has become a burden to Natasha and her family. The pre-teen estimates that she spends up to $600 a year on hair-care products, not to mention the hour and a half she must spend each day brushing it to keep the tangles away!
"I love my long hair and I'll be sad when it's gone," the teen told UK's The Daily Mail. "But it's a pain looking after it. I can't do a lot of things, like P.E. lessons at school." Natasha told the publication that she is hoping to sell her hair for at least $5000 and use the money to help her family spruce up their home and pay the bills.
For photos of Natasha and her fairy-tale hair, you may visit the following link: Brazilian Rapunzel Wants to Sell Her Hair